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About Us

In 1972, Francisco Pinto Balsemão founded Sojornal, believing that, in spite of the censorship and difficulties of all sorts, it was possible to produce a quality weekly newspaper.

On the January 6th 1973, Expresso first edition its launched, and became a reference in Portuguese society, and was the starting point of the media group which is IMPRESA today.

VASP was created in 1975 to distribute the Expresso, with part of its share capital having been acquired by Sojornal in 1981. VASP currently distributes the publications of the Group and dozens of others.

Controljornal was established in April of 1988 as the Holding company of the entire Media Group led by Francisco Pinto Balsemão, to bring together the different holdings owned by the Group.

In 1989, a joint-venture was established with the Brazilian group Abril which gave rise to the birth of the first business magazine in Portugal – Exame – and marked the entry of the Group into the magazine area.

In March 1991, the share capital of Controljornal was opened to external investors, creating a “super” holding – IMPRESA – which competed for the first private television license, transforming it into one of the founding shareholders of SIC – Sociedade Independente de Comunicação.

SIC broadcasts began in October 1992, making it the first private television channel in Portugal. Its quality, image and independence enabled the station to establish a special relationship with Portuguese television audiences, with SIC gaining leadership of these audiences in 1995, after only three years of broadcasting.

The channel SIC Internacional was launched in September, with a very ambitious objective to reach the vast Portuguese community spread across the world, as well as the Portuguese speaking countries.

During the second half of 1999, IMPRESA took over control of 51% of the capital of SIC and 37.3% of the economic interest, and opened its capital to new investors.

In April 2000, IMPRESA increased its economic interest in SIC to 51%. In June 2000, IMPRESA was admitted to the Lisbon Stock Market.

A new cycle of SIC expansion started in 2001, with the development of new areas of activity. This expansion cycle enabled SIC, in addition to its main channel, to include various thematic channels – SIC Notícias (substituting the existing CNL, 60% held by SIC at launch) and SIC Radical, and interests covering multimedia, merchandising and technical services (GMTS). On the world wide web, SIC Online is launched.

In 2003, the magazine area was transformed into Edimpresa, with IMPRESA holding 50% of its capital, together with the Swiss of Edipress, which owns the other 50%. In mid-2008, IMPRESA acquired the entire capital of Edimpresa. This was followed by the merger of the magazine and newspaper activities, under the sub-holding IMPRESA Publishing. In 2003, was born another thematic channel - SIC Mulher, on March 8th. They are also created SIC Indoor and SIC Esperança.

At the end of 2005, IMPRESA acquired the minority position in SIC, increasing its holding to 100% of SIC's capital. At the beginning of 2009, SIC bought the entire capital of the company that owned the SIC Notícias channel.

During the 1st quarter of 2007, IMPRESA created a new business area, under the name of IMPRESA Digital, to bring together a portfolio of holdings in various companies with activities related to the Internet and new technologies, which have become key assets in the strategy for the digital production and distribution of contents for multiple platforms, as a means of fostering the development of the IMPRESA Group brands in the digital world.

At the end of 2008, the outbreak of the economic crisis in Portugal, which worsened over the next few years, forced the IMPRESA to revise its strategy, focusing exclusively on its core activities, and to reduce its portfolio of publications and companies. With this measures, it was possible to cut operating costs by tens of millions of euros, and at the same time reduce its interest-earning liabilities. IMPRESA Publishing become the largest Portuguese editor of publications, with a portfolio of over 30 publications, where are included Expresso, Visão, Caras, Activa, Exame amongst others.

In 2010, SIC began to produce Portuguese soap operas in partnership with SP Televisão and TV Globo. The first soap opera, "Laços de Sangue", was a huge audiences success, enabling SIC to recover its leadership in the main commercial targets during prime time. It was the start of various successful productions that has continued until today, such as “Sol de Inverno”, “Mar Salgado” and in 2015, “Coração de Ouro”. In 2011, the soap opera "Laços de Sangue" was awarded an Emmy, in the category of soap operas, which opened up the international markets to the SIC soap operas in the following years.

In 2011, within the context of a restructuring of the Group, the digital area was reduced to InfoPortugal – Desenvolvimento e Produção de Conteúdos Georreferenciados, Olhares, which owns the largest photography portal in Portuguese, and DGSM. Subsequently, in 2012, DGSM was sold to Nonius Software, in exchange for a 15.06% stake, which provides HSIA and hospitality services to the hotel industry. Nonius Software's stake was sold in 2015.

SIC launches its 5th thematic channel – SIC Caras, on December 6th, which inherits the name and values of CARAS magazine.

In 2014, within the scope of its digital expansion, the EXPRESSO launched the EXPRESSO Diário, a daily newspaper only available online to subscribers and buyers of the weekly paper edition. It quickly became a success story. In less than two years, the number of digital clients of the EXPRESSO exceeded 17 thousand, which represents about 20% of its total circulation. At the end of 2014, SIC launched its first channel specifically dedicated to the African Portuguese-speaking markets - DSTV Kids, on an exclusive basis for the DSTV platform.

In 2015, SIC was present in 14 countries, through 53 operators with 7 channels, covering more than 6 million viewers. In 2015, the Group IMPRESA Group turnover has reached 230 M€, making it the largest media group in Portugal. Its activity is divided into two business areas – Television and IMPRESA Publishing, with interests that include a television station, 7 thematic channels, the newspaper Expresso, an extensive portfolio of magazines (Visão, CARAS, TV Mais, amongst others), various Internet websites and applications, a technologies company, as well as interests in the distribution company. Following its digital expansion, Expresso launches Expresso Curto, a daily digital newsletter, send every morning, with a brief overview of news in Portugal and in the world.

The start of year 2016, is the beginning of new organization of the Group IMPRESA, now lead by the CEO Francisco Pedro Pinto Balsemão, more adapted to the challenges which the media companies are facing.

The SIC soap’s ‘Coração D´Ouro’ and ‘Mar Salgado’ won the gold and bronze medal’s, respectively, on the Novela category, at New York Festival's World’s Best TV & Films℠ Gala, which occurred in Las Vegas. Was the first time, that soap’s produced in Portugal were in the final of this festival, in a competition with productions from about 50 countries.

IMPRESA has created a new online platform that gathers all of the Group’s creative outlets. Impresa Media Criativa’s main objective is to have an interaction platform with the market. - B2B, meaning advertisers and current and potential agencies.

In 2016, SIC became the first national television to offer its general interest channel and all its thematic channels in High Definition. SIC channels were made available in HD format, in all national operators, on October 6, the day SIC celebrated its 24th anniversary.

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BPIAnalista/Analyst:

Pedro Oliveira
Tel.: 351 226 073 194
Email:pedro.pinto.oliveira@bpi.pt

Caixa BIAnalista/Analyst:

Helena Barbosa
Tel.:351 213 896 822
Email:helena.barbosa@caixabi.pt

Millennium BCP Investimento Analista/Analyst:

João Flores
Tel.:351 210 037 830
Email:joao.flores@millenniumbcp.pt

Company officers

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CHAIRMAN 
Dr. Francisco José Pereira Pinto de Balsemão

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN 
Engº Francisco Maria Supico Pinto Balsemão

MEMBERS 
Dr. Francisco Pedro Presas Pinto de Balsemão
Dr. Alexandre de Azeredo Vaz Pinto
Dr. António Soares Pinto Barbosa
Drª Maria Luísa Countinho Ferreira Leite de Castro Anacoreta Correia
Dr. José Manuel Archer Galvão Teles

Engª João Nuno Lopes de Castro

BOARD OF GENERAL MEETING

CHAIRMAN
Dr. Manuel Magalhães e Silva Secretário

SECRETARY 
Dr. Pedro Leite Alves

AUDIT COMITTEE

CHAIRMAN
Dr. Alexandre de Azeredo Vaz Pinto

MEMBERS
Dr. António Soares Pinto Barbosa
Drª Maria Luísa Coutinho Ferreira Leite de Castro Anacoreta Correia

REMUNERATION COMITTEE

CHAIRMAN
Embaixador Fernando António de Lacerda Andresen Guimarães

MEMBERS
Sr. Alberto Romano
Dr. José Germano Rego de Sousa

STATUTORY AUDITOR

Delloitte & Associados,SROC S.A.

ALTERNATE MEMBER
Dr Luís Augusto Gonçalves Magalhães

COMPANY SECRETARY

Rogério Paulo de Saldanha Pereira Vieira

ALTERNATE MEMBER
Rui Jorge Gonçalves Silva Lopes

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IMPRESA SGPS SA Sociedade Aberta
Capital Social Eur 84.000.000
Pessoa Colectiva/CRC 502 437 464
IMPRESA
Sociedade Gestora de Participações Sociais, SA.
Rua Ribeiro Sanches, 65
1200-787 Lisboa
Portugal

Tel.: 351 213 929 780
Fax: 351 213 929 787
Email: impresa@impresa.pt

Gabinete de Apoio ao Investidor José Freire
Investor Relations

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Fax: 351 213 929 787
Email: impresa@impresa.pt

IMPRESA PUBLISHING, S.A. Edifício São Francisco de Sales Rua Calvet de Magalhães, nº 242
2770-022
Paço de Arcos

Tel.: 21 469 80 00 / 21 454 40 00 
Fax: 21 469 85 00
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SEDE GRUPO IMPRESA
Rua Ribeiro Sanches, 65
1200-787 Lisboa

IMPRESA PUBLISHING
Edifício Impresa
Rua Calvet de Magalhães, 242
2770-022 Paço de Arcos

SIC
Estrada da Outurela, 119,
2794-052 Carnaxide

GRUPO IMPRESA – DELEGAÇÃO NORTE
Rua Conselheiro Costa Braga, 502,
4450-102 Matosinhos